Advising for Curriculum and Learning Undergraduate Students

Welcome, welcome! We’re truly pleased to meet you and to introduce ourselves and our programs. We’ve provided several resources to help you along this journey from a pre-Education student to an admitted student in one of our four Education programs.

Application Checklist

We accept applications twice annually: October 1 (fall semester) and January 31 (spring semester) for admission the following semester. View the application checklist to determine when you will be eligible to apply.

Download Application Checklist

Testing Required to Apply

Click the button below to download the testing requirements PDF.

Download Testing Requirements

Next Steps After Admission

Once admitted into your program, you will follow a specific course sequence of Education and LBS courses (years 3 and 4). The Department of Curriculum and Learning has created gate maps for each of our program to guide you through a sequence of courses, each building your funds of knowledge of pedagogy, praxis and application (fieldwork and student teaching).

To help conceptualize your academic trajectory within our Education Program, please view the academic map for your program. Created by the Registrar, academic maps are intended to guide you by suggesting courses in sequence on a semester-by-semester basis.

Early Childhood Education, BS

Academic Map | Gate Map

Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map | Gate Map

Elementary Education/ Bilingual, BS

Academic Map | Gate Map

Special Education/ Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map | Gate Map


Required tests for Connecticut teaching certification for Curriculum & Learning education preparation programs   

Testing accommodations for students whose primary language is not English (PLNE):


Early Childhood Program
Dr. Beena Achhpal
Early Childhood Coordinator 
(203) 392-6706
DA 115 D


Elementary Programs
Dr. Laura Bower-Phipps 
Elementary Coordinator
Collaborative Co-Coordinator
(203) 392-7298
DA 209


Elementary Bilingual Education Program
Dr. Marisa Ferraro
Elementary Bilingual Coordinator


Collaborative Elementary/Special Education Programs
Dr. Joan Weir
Collaborative Co-Coordinator
(203) 392-7088